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iMac Pro 5K- Vega 64 - Wanting to game better on Bootcamp - HELP! TIA
 

iMac Pro 5K- Vega 64 - Wanting to game better on Bootcamp - HELP! TIA  

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(@nick_easton)
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Hey EGPU.io community,

I am so thankful to find this forum! I have not seen any post regarding running bootcamp with my iMac Pro 5k (vega 64) for better gaming. If I missed a important post with someone in the same scenario I apologize in advance. 

What enclosure and card do you recommend for gaming with the equipment I have? I am not concerned with price, my focus is performance. I will primarily be playing Apex and other FPS. 

 

I understand from reading this forum that an iMac Pro 5k can tend to be tricky with error 12. Ease of use will be important to me as I am somewhat technically inclined.

 

I look forward with connecting with the community!

-Headlock0003

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(@nick_easton)
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@eightarmedpet

Thank you for the response! Playing Apex Legends on bootcamp and playing it at 4k is not the level of smooth I would expect it to be. Any recommendations?

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itsage
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You can go with RTX 2080 Ti + Mantiz Venus Space Gray. There’s performance loss with loopback acceleration but it may be satisfactory vs Pro Vega 64 dGPU.

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OliverB
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Keep in mind, that with loopback acceleration you are quite limited in both FPS and resolution. You won't be able to beat a build-in Vega64, if you ask me.

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(@nick_easton)
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What is causing the loop back acceleration ? Software or hardware issue? Is there a way to overcome it?

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Eightarmedpet
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@nick_easton there is no way to overcome loopback loss (as far as I know), it's physical limitations of having to pass data back through cables and out to a screen via some gubbins rather than straight out from the GPU.

Due to this bottlenecking/performance loss a 2080ti may not perform much better than the Vega 64, maybe...

Playing at 4K is super demanding, if I were in your shoes I would crank res down to 1440 (1/2 your native 5K) and you'll be getting great FPS...

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